This week I had a hard time deciding which word I wanted to focus upon. Trust is so important when living a creative life. Trusting yourself and your talents. Trusting that the world will understand what you are writing or painting or building. Yet over and over again I hear people say, "If only I had the time, I would paint or write or run or start my own business. And then it came to me. Combine the two words and remind people to:
Trust that you have the time to create the life you want to live.
In week one I wrote about the importance of awareness. Awareness is an important factor in finding the time to do what you want. Look at how you are spending your days. Look at how you are spending your weekends. Are you filling each moment with something that you want to do? Are there things you can say no to? Are you spending a lot of time watching TV or on social media? What are you doing now that you can replace with something that you really want to do?
Begin making small changes. Watch one less TV show and use that time to write. Get up five minutes earlier and begin your morning writing in your journal. During your lunch break take five minutes to meditate or to walk outside and breath in the fresh air. Notice how you feel. Set aside a specific place for your paints. Plan five minutes each day to pick up the brush and to create what you can. If the five minutes turns into more time, celebrate. If five minutes is all that you can devote each day, that's fine. The minutes will turn into hours and you will slowly accomplish more than if you had never started.
Before you go to sleep each night write down the things you did that day which are helping you to create the life you want to live. Again, awareness is key to finding and recognizing the time you are devoting to living creatively. It's important to celebrate even the smallest amount of time given to your dreams. Then plan for the upcoming day. Many creative people resist a schedule. But remember you are the person in charge of your schedule. You are the one who is finding the time to do what you need to do. If a schedule helps you to do that, then it is a tool that may become one of your best friends.
Trust that you have the time to fill your day with special moments. Then take the time to create those moments and to enjoy them no matter how small. It's your life. Spend it the way that means the most to you!
How will you spend your time today?
When you share your talent and your dreams with the world, magic happens. Let the magic begin!
Create the life you want to live!